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    32 Gifts For Anyone Who Wishes They Were A Kid Again

    If you're not jumping in piles of leaves or chasing after ice cream trucks, are you even living?

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    1. A boxed hardcover collection of The Nancy Drew Mysteries or a retro set of classic Goosebumps books — remind them of how they used to devour those books back in middle school and bring their inner reader back!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The Nancy Drew set comes in a slipcase and contains the first 10 mysteries in the series. The Goosebumps collection is the "Scream" collection, which includes five of the most classic and popular books in the series in their original covers, packaged in a retro tin. If you want more than that, get the Goosebumps Classics 10-book set instead!

    Get them from Amazon: the Nancy Drew set for $54.95, the Goosebumps "Scream" collection for $23.79, and the Goosebumps Classics collection for $30.

    2. A gorgeous Hogwarts snow globe if they grew up waiting for their letter to attend the magnificent school but *sniff* never got it :(.

    the snow globe
    Pottery Barn Kids

    Get it from Pottery Barn Kids for $69.

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    3. A mini screaming goat figure because it's a real-life version of those viral screaming goat videos they love. Have them press the button to hear it shriek and make everyone around them laugh or jump in surprise.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    The figure comes with a 32-page illustrated pocket guide filled with fun facts and trivia about, well, goats!

    Promising review: "This was hilarious! Both the figurine and the book. Bought for a co-worker, we all laughed and laughed each time we made it scream! We even played it over the loudspeaker for our warehouse workers to hear, and hearing it over that loudspeaker had us cracking up the rest of the day! Wouldn't have thought it be so popular but everyone loves it, especially the guy who it's for!" —Ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    4. The absolute cutest baby alpaca plushie you (and they, once you gift it to them) have ever seen. Like they need this stat. Its name is RJ btw.

    the alpaca plushie
    Hot Topic

    This is a BT21 character, part of a line of cute gender-neutral characters created in a collaboration between Line Friends and K-pop group BTS. All the other BT21 characters are just as cute so check them out here!

    Get it from Hot Topic for $28.90.

    5. A Tamagotchi-inspired candle they'll love because it reveals a cute little surprise buddy inside once it melts!

    Firebox

    Get it from Firebox for $13.

    6. A heart-touching and comforting Winnie the Pooh vintage-style art print that'll remind them that good days are always ahead.

    the print, which shows Pooh and Piglet walking in the woods
    DeWoozles / Etsy

    DeWoozles is a woman-owned business based in Poland. It sells children's classic posters, illustrations, and art prints.

    Get it from DeWoozles on Etsy for $8+ (available in four sizes and two styles).

    7. A Pixar-inspired popcorn machine that is literally perfect for future Pixar marathons!

    the machine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm totally in love with this cute little thing. This is my first popcorn maker so I wasn't really sure what to expect. It is easy to use and comes 100% assembled. After a few minutes, it just pops away. The little dome is the cover for the popper and you remove the red lid so that the air slits are exposed while popping. When you hear that the pops have slowed down, you turn it off, unplug it, and turn the unit it over to reveal the bowl. You put the little red cap back on in order to catch any un-popped kernels. The popper unit is non-stick, so that helps the kernels not burn. This is totally worth the buy." —Leozpride

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    8. These glow-in-the-dark stars to paste on their ceiling to bring back nostalgic memories of their childhood bedroom.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    You get 633 stars!

    Promising review: "These stars went up in my boys' room. All 633 stars fit on this ceiling. They glow all night long and my kids love that they can count the stars while falling asleep. I was telling my family that it’s better than a nightlight! Their room doesn’t get direct some light most of the day and the one ceiling light bulb gives enough light to light up all the stars for hours! I think what the coolest part is that the stars farther from the light are not as bright of course but it creates like this distance like depth effect and I love how cool it looks in their room!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A laser projector the kid version of them would've probably gone bonkers for back then.

    reviewer photo of the blue stars and night sky from the projector
    amazon.com

    Reviewers warn that it's quite bright so adjust it and don't look into the light directly.

    Promising review: "This light is so cool. Probably one of the coolest Amazon purchases I have ever made. If you're a '90s kid and had those glow in the dark sticky stars, you absolutely need this light. I bought it as an impulsive birthday cheer-me-up quarantine present for myself. And I'm not disappointed. I've used it everyday day for like two weeks." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    10. A dancing inflatable tube guy that'll be the perfect wacky companion for their day-to-day tasks.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is the funniest thing ever. My fiance isn't big on his his birthday and I told him I would only buy one decoration. It was a hit with 20+ people playing yard games for six hours! Battery life is impressive. Fell in a pool, still works. Got dragged around the yard, sill works. Cat knocked it off the table and ran around with it, still works. Little booklet that came with it was cool too. I annoyed everybody with random facts about the history of the little bugger." —Jordan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    11. A Naruto Shippuden scrunchie set if they grew up waiting on the edge of their seat for every new episode of the show. Plus, it's time to replace that plain ol' scrunchie of theirs.

    the three scrunchie set
    Hot Topic

    Get the set of three from Hot Topic for $9.90.

    12. These super funny goose socks anyone with a sense of humor will appreciate. Life's too short for boring grownup socks, ya know?

    the goose socks, where the tip is the yellow beak
    The Apollo Box

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $14.26.

    13. An amazing card catalog notecard set from the Library of Congress! The notecards are replicas of the original cards used in the Library of Congress to keep track of literary classics — and it comes in a card catalog box. It's a great way to remember the old card catalog system!

    Amazon

    Note that this is not a wooden card catalog box: the box is sturdy laminated cardboard. Reviewers say the box is strong and looks like real oak from afar. Plus, the drawers open! Each notecard is the size of actual catalog cards and has realistic handwritten notations and scribbles on them for classics like Wuthering Heights (because catalog cards used to be handwritten!).

    The set comes with 30 blue envelopes that are reminiscent of checkout sleeves in the back of library books, and five tabbed alphabetical dividers.

    Promising review: "I think the cards and envelopes are delightful! They are small but they are precisely the size of a catalog card. And definitely enough room to write more than on a picture postcard. I ordered several sets — some to use as notecards and a full set to keep for myself. The boxes are lovely. Sturdy cardboard covered in nicely printed faux wood. They definitely look like card catalog drawers. Same height and width as a card catalog drawer. I plan to use mine as special little file boxes."—Raucous Rain

    Get it from Amazon for $15.44.

    14. A beautifully illustrated Harry Potter boxed set, featuring the first three books in large-scale, full color hardcover editions that any new or old HP fan will fall in love with. It makes a grand gift, especially with its foiled lettering slipcase (which has an illustration of Diagon Alley)!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Every page has color!

    Promising review: "What a beautiful set! The illustrations are fun, colorful, and really add to the story. The pictures of the Dursleys (especially Dudley) in Sorcerer's Stone are especially hilarious. Watch for the pictures of Aunt Marge in Book Three. We gave this set to my son for his birthday and he was thrilled beyond words. He can re-discover Harry Potter with these wonderfully illustrated editions. There's a sturdy case included that can house all three books; all are solidly made and something my son can pass onto his children." —G1977

    Get it from Amazon for $62.98.

    15. A Gudetama peach hand cream to nourish their hands this winter and make them smile — just look at that cute packaging!

    the hand cream tube
    The Creme Shop

    The Crème Shop is a couple-owned South Korean beauty brand focused on creating high-quality and whimsical beauty products at an affordable price. They're known for their tongue-in-cheek sense of humor.

    Promising review: "I am not much of a hand cream person as I hate the sticky feeling most leave behind. However, this cream soaked right into the skin and left no oily/greasy feel on my skin. It is a nice thick cream where a little goes a long way. It smells great and works amazing." —Bailey

    Get it from The Crème Shop for $10 or from Amazon for $9.99.

    16. A hilarious handcrafted frog family ornament that'll spruce up their home or garden decor and give way to laughs!

    The Apollo Box

    Get it from The Apollo Box for $19.79+ (available in small (the kid), medium (the mom), or large (dad) or set of three (the whole family).

    17. A throw pillowcase displaying some of Studio Ghibli's most iconic characters so they'll have a piece of the films as part of their home decor.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Beautiful and really well-made. Got one for our son in college too and he loved it. Got one for a friend for her birthday, she loved it. Had ordered three by accident and they're so nice we kept one for us too. The fabric is good quality with a nice finish, slight sheen. Zipper very well-installed and hidden. Stuffed it with a 20x20 pillow. Excellent value. Trouble-free shipping." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (available in 26 styles).

    18. These cat paw furniture socks because yes, I demand that their chairs and tables be dressed up cutely too! Plus, these help with noise control, skid resistance, and protect hardwood floors from scratches.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE these!!! Not only have they looked cute and adorable but also very functional. I bought these because of my frustration with other products that left marks on my hardwood floors. My chair legs are thick and I was worried they might not fit but they stretched nicely and do not slip or slide off. I have tried several other options from rubber tips to felt pads and all of them fall or slide off. We use our chairs every day and they have not worn out. They very obviously prevent scratches. They look like the chairs have gotten socks to keep their legs warm with these cat paws. Excellent design with a nice dose of whimsy. I will definitely buy more of these." —zhangsu

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six amounts).

    19. This charming pair of mismatched Lucky Cat and clover hoop earrings to add some whimsy and color to their accessorizing. Do they have more of a sweet tooth or aren't a hoops person? Go for the ice cream and ice pop cloisonné studs instead!

    Yellow Owl Workshop

    Both pairs have 22 karat gold and are tarnish-resistant with a hypo-allergenic coating so they're suitable for even the most sensitive ears.

    Yellow Owl Workshop is a woman-owned San Francisco-based small biz notable for its sophisticated yet playful aesthetic. They sell rubber stamps, greeting cards, gold jewelry, and socks with original graphics and bold colors.

    Get it from Yellow Owl Workshop: the Lucky Cat and clover hoops for $26.50 and the ice cream and popsicle studs for $21.50.

    20. The most adorable Funko Pop figure of a happy Baymax holding Mochi the cat — if this doesn't get you into their good graces, I don't know what will.

    the Baymax figure happily cuddling Mochi the cat
    BoxLunch

    As this is a preorder, you might receive the limited edition glow-in-the-dark variant (not guaranteed but you might get lucky)!

    Get it from BoxLunch for $22.90.

    Note: This is a BoxLunch exclusive that hasn't been released yet and is expected to ship between Dec. 29-Jan. 9 2021 so it's not ideal if you're looking for a holiday gift on time. However, I still included it because of how cute and gift-worthy it is (and you get first dibs!) so if the giver and the taker don't mind waiting, it's a great option!

    21. A stunning Lilo & Stitch satchel with a lovely design that'll automatically bring a smile to their face and make them want to rewatch the whole series. "Ohana" means family and family means no one — including them — gets left behind!

    the pastel bag with an illustration of a cute Stitch sitting among flowers
    Hot Topic

    This comes with a detachable and adjustable strap if you get tired of carrying your bag with the handles.

    Get it from Hot Topic for $39.92.

    22. A bulk bag of Ring Pops to take them back to the days when everyone would use these to propose to their school crushes. I hope that's still a thing TBH.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just like what you had when you were a kid. From memory, it tastes exactly the same...super duper sweet. Also, it takes forever to finish one of these things, so if you're patient enough to keep eating it, it'll last you a while." —James

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $6.98.

    23. A gorgeous Kiki's Delivery Service illustrated Jiji journal they'll want to write in all the time and keep on their desk as cute decor.

    the journal
    chroniclebooks / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon for $16.29 or Chronicle Books for $16.95.

    24. A Baby Yoda pin that no one in their right mind would say no to.

    the pin
    eSoligan/Etsy

    eSoligan is a POC-owned small biz that sells cute Disney and Star Wars gifts and goods.

    Get it from eSoligan on Etsy for $15.30.

    25. A gorgeous book-shaped tea tin based on their favorite childhood novel to store their teas. If you so choose, the tins even include a tea blend of their own! Plus, they have fun pun names like "Anise in Wonderland." How cute!

    Novel Tea Tins

    Get them from Novel Tea Tins for $24.95+: the Alice in Wonderland tin here and the Peter Pan one here (available with or without the tea blend).

    And check out more tea tins here!

    26. These assorted butterfly clips for when they're in the mood to do some throwback hairstyles. Of course, it'll def look better than it did in that one class picture...

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I ordered these for a '90s throwback party that I threw for some friends. The quality of them were great and I had plenty left over to give as favors and use as table scatter." —K. Vance

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.48.

    27. A Baby Yoda beanie to keep their noggin warm this winter in the absolute cutest way! They won't even look at their boring solid-color beanie after this.

    the black beanie with baby yoda peeking out of the rim
    Hot Topic

    Get it from Hot Topic for $15.12.

    28. A fun custom plush doll — something this cute and creative is guaranteed to be their favorite gift ever, especially if they grew up playing with dolls and plushies!

    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed, Budsies

    My colleague, Mallory Mower, got one made and it's just so adorable! Here's what she has to say:

    "I never knew what a doll I was until I got this lil' cutie in my life. The design process is simple and super satisfying. Just upload a photo with the outfit you want the doll to have, fill out the included chart to make sure they know your exact eye color, skin tone, and hair color, approve the check made by the designers, and wait on your incredible custom piece! Get ready to have your self esteem hit unhealthily happy levels."

    Get it from Budsies for $115.

    29. The most adorable Pokémon bubble tea-themed enamel pins ever to decorate their fave jacket and show off their Pokémon + boba love to the world. And if anyone else tries to cop theirs, they can challenge them to a Pokémon battle!

    the Squirtle pins
    LoveMichiBB / Etsy

    Get them from LoveMichiBB on Etsy for $9.99.

    30. A super-cute headband — it'll keep their hair and bangs back while they go about their skincare or makeup routine. A useful yet playful item they'll appreciate!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I usually just pull my hair back when I do anything skincare-related, but this makes skincare more fun. The thing I love most about it is how soft it is. It's not just cute and affordable, it's super soft. After showers, I wear this to bed, and in the morning I wake up with tamed hair. Otherwise after I brush my hair and go to bed, I wake up with my hair all over the place. The white gives it a fresh look. It will fit on anyone's head, because of the rubber band. To be honest, I keep mine close to my bed at all times. It's just so comfortable to walk around my house with it on even when I'm not doing my skincare. It just keeps my hair out of my face for every task I am doing."ipromisedthesky

    Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

    31. A pack of 100 assorted Disney Princess stickers to add a little magic to the daily things they use or see every day, like their laptop, bedroom wall, or notebook!

    the stickers
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Really beautiful stickers and it comes with a lot. They are very high quality, nice price for the bundle, would recommend to Disney lovers." —A. Perrett

    Get it from Amazon for $5.27.

    32. A set of tree spirits from Princess Mononoke that'll keep them company whenever they get a little lonely.

    the tiny figures
    Amazon

    They glow in the dark!

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    Them, ready to jump in puddles, enjoy the rain, and awaken their inner child again with your gifts:

    Red Chillies Entertainment

    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.

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